The British have increasingly turned to external help to keep on top of the housework, and so private and public sector cleaning contracts can be considerable.
This equates to a industry that adds £24 billion to the UK economy, and covers everything from sole traders offering help in local homes to major national operators. The cleaning industry is now also one of the UK’s biggest employment sectors, with a workforce of over 700,000.If you fancy a share of that, there is even more good news. The market is wide open for new business start ups - which have shown a healthy increase in recent years, and the sector is estimated to be set for further growth.
Starting up a substantial business in the cleaning industry – especially multiple outlets or locations – can still be a risky venture, though, especially as Health & Safety and indemnity considerations can be onerous when working in other people’s premises with staff, chemicals and electrical equipment.Starting a cleaning business as a franchisees is a great shortcut, cashing in on a parent company’s branding, supply chain, business acumen and industry knowledge. They may also help supply a steady stream of client leads and liveried vehicles, for example.
The sort of cleaning franchise you go for depends on which sector of this extensive market you want to focus on. So, for example, you could go for Molly Maid, which offers domestic and holiday property cleaning services. Green Cleen concentrates on domestic wheelie bins, whereas Thomas Clean offers both domestic and commercial cleaning work.
Franchise deals as also available from commercial sector specialist Total Clean Management and Clean Home, which focus on residential properties.
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